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Explore Europe’s best cycle paths this summer

Fun and uninterrupted cycling awaits on our top 3 cycle routes in Europe this summer! Ideally suited for families, these tours feature great lengths of traffic-free cycling and are a wonderful way to get the whole family feeling confident exploring on two wheels:


1. Trip: Tyrolean Valleys, Austria | What to expect? Set within the idyllic Zillertal Austrian valley, our tour of the Tyrol makes the most of the great cycle paths in the region. Your 4 star spa hotel only enhances the holiday’s appeal, a great base for a gentle introduction to the world of family cycling.

2. Trip: Volcanoes to the Ocean, Spain | What to expect? Our new holiday in Northern Spain makes good use of the old disused railway tracks that have been repurposed, especially for cycling! This varied route will keep you smiling as you explore the picturesque valleys and spectacular coast of Catalonia.

3. Trip: Gentle Via Claudia, Italy | What to expect? Based in the Italian region of Trentino, this is an area renowned for its cycle paths…and spectacular mountain views. Alongside fantastic state of the art infrastructure, highlights include lovely riverside routes and the famous submerged Resia church!

4 cycling holidays worth sharing in 2017

Looking for the cycling experience of a lifetime? We recommend checking out a group cycling holiday. From enjoying idyllic picnics in breathtaking spots together, to our guides’ unparalleled support and encouraging smiles along the way, this could be the trip you’ve been waiting for! Here’s a few group tours in Europe we’re excited for this year…

1Where? Germany & Austria
Trip: The Danube Cycle Path
In a nutshell: A European classic that continues to prove a hit! Although the daily distances may seem long, we promise it’s flat, gentle pedalling all the way and a manageable challenge for all to enjoy.

2. Where? Spain
Trip: Riojan Rolling
In a nutshell: This one is for lovers of fine wine and lip-smacking food! For those less familiar with tasty Rioja, the region is famed for vineyards, so wine tasting will make for the perfect pedalling pit-stop.

3. Where? Austria & Italy
Trip: La Via Claudia
In a nutshell: A border-hopping challenge with scenery that will keep you smiling the whole way! From picturesque Alpine peaks to gorgeous Lake Garda.

4. Where? Italy
Trip: La Via Francigena
In a nutshell: New for 2017 and filling up fast. Our holiday takes you from the heart of Tuscany right up to the Vatican City in Rome – talk about ticking off a few Italian gems!

Or… check out our full list of guided holidays here.

The great school holiday sale…


Join us for a fun holiday experience that the whole family can enjoy! Our January sale is the perfect excuse to put the wheels in motion for a Saddle Skedaddle cycling holiday this year, and a chance to make some great savings too. Here’s a peek at what you can expect…

Perfect for: Easter holiday
Trip: Coastal Adventurer, Spain

We say: This corner of Spain has much to offer families, from unspoilt coastline to fun water activities! With our Spanish base located here too, you’ll also enjoy un-paralleled support throughout your holiday.

Perfect for: May Half Term
Trip: Valley of Castles, France
We say: Former home of Kings and Queens, the Loire valley has many extraordinary castles – think Disneyland, but on a much larger scale, with history, class and the added bonus of bikes!

Perfect for: Summer holiday
Trip: Lake Constance, Germany, Austria, Switzerland
We say:
If lazy picnics by the lake and the chance to swim outdoors sound like your ideal ‘off the bike’ activities in the summer, this is the journey for you.

Perfect for: October Half Term
Trip: Family Flavours, Sardinia
We say: Who said once the summer was over the cycling had to stop? October is one of the best times to visit the stunning Mediterranean island of Sardinia, where turquoise waters and white, sandy beaches await your wheels.